Glenn Close
(© Tristan Fuge)
Glenn Close
(© Tristan Fuge)
Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winner Glenn Close will lend her voice to the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Into the Woods as The Giant. The revival will run at the Delacorte Theater from July 23-August 25, with an opening on August 9. The production is directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel.

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical combines the classic stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella, with an original fairy tale about a childless baker and his wife, to explore the meaning of "happily ever after."

The company includes Amy Adams (The Baker's Wife), Jack Broderick (Narrator), Gideon Glick (Jack), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel's Prince), Ellen Harvey (Cinderella's Stepmother), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Tina Johnson (Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Bethany Moore (Stepsister), Jessie Mueller (Cinderella), Donna Murphy (The Witch), Denis O'Hare (The Baker), Jennifer Rias (Stepsister), Laura Shoop (Cinderella's Mother), Sarah Stiles (Little Red Ridinghood), Tess Soltau (Rapunzel), Kristine Zbornik (Jack's Mother), and Chip Zien (Mysterious Man), as well as Victoria Cook, Johnny Newcomb, Noah Radcliffe, and Eric R. Williams.

The production will feature scenic design by John Lee Beatty and Soutra Gilmour; costume design by Emily Rebholz; movement direction by Liam Steel; sound design by Acme Sound Partners, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick; and musical direction by Paul Gemignani.

Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park the day of the show. The Public Theater will again offer free tickets through its Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.shakespeareinthepark.org on the day of the show.

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